4 Night Reef & Rainforest Package

Experience the best of the Fraser Coast region with this spectacular 4 Night Reef & Rainforest Package, a combination of Lady Elliot Island and Kingfisher Bay Resort. With the collaboration of these two Fraser Coast icons it is now possible to see and experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Islands and Rainforest in the convenience of a 4 Night Package.

Walk straight off the beach at Lady Elliot Island and you can snorkel, swim or dive over the Great Barrier Reef taking in brightly coloured coral and captivating marine life. While snorkelling or diving you may come face to face with turtles, dolphins and a diverse range of fish, coral and other marine life, whilst in season see birds nesting, turtle hatchlings or migrating humpback whales.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is one of the few resorts built on Queensland's World Heritage Fraser Island. Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and supports beautiful fresh water lakes, massive sandblows, towering rainforest, spectacular cliffs of coloured sands and 120km of continuous beach. At Kingfisher Bay Resort you also have the opportunity to try Australian Bush foods, relax by the pool with a cocktail, play tennis, relax in the spa or indulge at the natural therapy clinic.

Perfect for couples, small groups of friends and small families, the 4 Night Reef and Rainforest Package is a must do for anyone wanting to take in the best of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

TopItinerary

Day 1: Hervey Bay Airport - Lady Elliot Island
The trip begins with a 40 minute scenic flight from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island. At Lady Elliot you will be met by an Island Activity Staff member for an Island Orientation. Collect your snorkel, flippers and mask from the Dive Shop. Afternoon at leisure, to snorkel in the lagoon or coral gardens. Enjoy a buffet dinner before evening activities, which may include presentations in the Education Centre, games and Turtle Viewing (in season).

Day 2: Lady Elliot Island
Take an early morning snorkel or walk around the island before a full buffet breakfast on the deck overlooking the coral lagoon. Free activities during the day include Reef Walking Tour (tide dependent), Island Discovery and History Walks and combined Glass Bottom Boat Tour/Boat Snorkel. You can also try Scuba Diving. Equipment and complete instruction provided at the PADI Dive Shop (subject to additional cost and medical survey).

Day 3: Lady Elliot Island - Hervey Bay - Fraser Island
After a full buffet breakfast take return flight to Hervey Bay. Meet Kingfisher Bay Resort courtesy coach at Hervey Bay Airport for transfer to River Heads to meet a marine transfer to Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island. Afternoon at leisure to explore the resort. Join some of the ranger-guided walks and talks, try your luck at fishing or just relax by the pool. Each evening the resort offers ranger-guided activities, i.e. spotlighting tours to see the fascinating nocturnal wild life, study the stars of the Southern sky or attend a talk and slide show about Fraser Island's dingoes, which are among the purest on the East Coast of Australia (some walks and talks are free of charge but for some additional charges may apply).

Day 4: Fraser Island
Join the optional morning Bird Watching Walk before enjoying a Country style hot buffet breakfast at Maheno Restaurant. Join a full day Beauty Spot 4WD tour of Fraser Island. Come and see Fraser Island's awesome natural sights. Paddle in the crystal clear blue water of Lake McKenzie with its pure white sandy shores. Visit the lush rainforest at Central Station and renowned Wanggoolba Creek with its rare King Ferns. You will marvel at the tall satinay trees of Pile Valley. Stop for a wander around the boardwalks at Eli Creek and witness enormous volumes of cool fresh water running out to sea. Enjoy the commentary of your rangers as they explain the island's flora and fauna, the history of the shipwreck "Maheno", formation of the fascinating coloured sands on the Eastern Beach as well as the Aboriginal and European history of the island.

Day 5: Fraser Island - Hervey Bay
Country style hot buffet breakfast served at Maheno Restaurant. Marine transfers depart Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island taking approximately 50 minutes to River Heads. Tour Ends at River Heads/Hervey Bay. Courtesy coach to Hervey Bay Airport is available.

Please note the bedding and maximum capacities:
Lady Elliot Island - Reef View Room; Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Set of Bunk Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4
Kingfisher Bay Resort - Resort Hotel Room; Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3

TopHighlights

  • Full Day Beauty Spot 4WD Tour of Fraser Island
  • Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat tour on Lady Elliot Island
  • Return Scenic Flight transfers to and from Lady Elliot Island

TopInclusions

  • Return Scenic Flights 40 minutes from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Lady Elliot Island
  • 2 Nights in a Resort Hotel Room at Kingfisher Bay Resort (Fraser Island)
  • 2 Nights in a Reef View Room at Lady Elliot Island
  • National Park Fee (for Fraser Island)
  • Return Catamaran Transfers to/from Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
  • Environmental Management Charge (for Lady Elliot Island)
  • Ranger Guided Walks & Talks at Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Return Airport Transfers to/from Hervey Bay Airport to River Heads Ferry Terminal
  • Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour and Nature Walks at Lady Elliot Island
  • Ranger Guided Beauty Spot Full Day Fraser Island Tour
  • 4 x Buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 x Buffet Dinners at Lady Elliot Island

TopTimes

When to go:
Reef & Rainforest Package is not available for travel during peak periods. Demand may be high for Fraser Island during Queensland School Holiday periods.

From August to October each year magnificent Humpback Whales migrate through the waters off Fraser Island. And every year from November to February, green and loggerhead turtles return to Lady Elliot Island to start a new life cycle, clambering up the sand to lay between 80 and 180 eggs. At the end of the nesting season from February to April, you can watch as hundreds of baby turtles make their way to the water.

Please ask your consultant for further information regarding departure times and locations.

TopAdditional Information

Additional Costs: Please note not all meals are included and some tours, walks or talks may require additional cost. Scuba diving is highly recommended, however is an additional cost and diving medical is required prior to travel
Costing Note: This package is designed for 1, 2 to 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 1 Child. Due to maximum capacity of Resort Hotel Room at Kingfisher Bay is 3. Price for larger families 2 Adults/2 Children etc on request
Children: Infants 0-2 years free of charge, children 3-12 years charged at child rate, 13 years and over adult rates apply. For infants, cots are available for hire, payable direct, advance notice required
Operated by: Unique tour created in colloberation between Lady Elliot Island & Kingfisher Bay Resort

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